Lexington, Ky. – The USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm will take place August 6-11, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Members of the media who would like to request credentials to cover the event should submit a completed application form by August 2, 2019.
In 2018, over 800 ponies from across the country came to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete with their youth riders in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes. The 2019 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm hosts the USEF Hunter Pony Championships, Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals, and USEF Pony Jumper Championships.
New requirement: media seeking credentials and VIP tent access must complete a criminal background check in accordance with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Background Check Policy’s best practices. A criminal background check is necessary due to the potential of unsupervised one-on-one interactions with athletes. Please fill out and return the media credentials form and contact Kathleen Landwehr at [email protected] to set up with a USEF account to complete the background check process as soon as possible. Domestic background checks take approximately one week to complete and cost $20, which will be paid by the individual completing the background check. International background checks take approximately three weeks to complete and cost $100. Background checks are to be paid by the individual or their employer.